Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes + broil time

Cut: Boneless chicken


2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
1 onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4-6 cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) EACH salt and pepper
1 Tbsp (15 ml) dried oregano
1/2 cup (125 ml) wine (red or white)
1 can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 tube (680 g) prepared polenta, sliced 1/4 inch thick (12-15 slices)
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 cup (250 ml) grated Parmesan cheese


Tip: Make the meat sauce the night before and refrigerate until needed.  Reheat the sauce in the skillet and continue with the recipe. The sauce can also be frozen - make a double batch of sauce and freeze half for another meal.

Heat oil in a heavy oven proof skillet.  Add onion and garlic and stir cook until onions are translucent.  Add mushrooms and stir cook until soft.

Add chicken, salt, pepper and oregano; stir cook until chicken is no longer pink.  Add wine and cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Add the tomatoes and the bay leaves; stir to combine.  Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from heat and discard bay leaves.

Preheat the broiler to high.  Set oven rack in the middle of the oven.

Layer the sliced polenta on top of the meat mixture and top with cheeses.  Broil for 3-6 minutes until the cheeses are melted, bubbly and golden brown.Remove from the oven and let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.